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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Apr 18, 2011 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: So, after seeing the 7 Walkers

I don't understand why Bill bitches about Furthur being a cover band. From my count (and I may have missed a few), at least half his show is either GD material, or well-known GD covers. Here's what I remember.

GDTRFB
I know you rider
Deal
Bertha
Lovelight
Mr. Charlie (the encore)

The 7 Walkers originals were good, and probably would've been much better in George Porter Jr. would've shown up.(There was no bass player, only a tuba player from the DD Brass Band.)Something else weird was going on as well...I could still hear the occasional bass note, even though there wasn't a bass player in sight. I wonder if they were triggering this from somewhere onstage?

Is this a case of the kettle calling the pot black, or does Bill get a pass because his new band has released an album?

PS-I saw them at the Sweetwater 420 Festival in Atlanta.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 18, 2011 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, after seeing the 7 Walkers

John K of Furthur came from a GD cover band background while the members of 7 Walkers are relatively new to GD music and their primary focus in their career has been their own original music.

The issue is not the songs they are playing but who is playing them. I guess he likes Warren Haynes a lot.

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Apr 18, 2011 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, after seeing the 7 Walkers

Maybe has to do with the fact that they picked up the the guitar player from the cover band. I don't see any of them as cover bands if there is a core member present. Seems like 7 Walkers puts there own spin on the songs more then Furthur though. That must have been interesting with the tuba. I'm all for the brass but I don't know if it can replace George Porter. How did you like the show?

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Apr 18, 2011 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, after seeing the 7 Walkers

It may just be my ears, but I only heard the tuba in the mix a couple of times through the show (unless those bass notes I heard came from the tuba). The tuba definitely didn't replace Mr. Porter. The clips I saw on Youtube made me think the band would be a bit funkier.

I enjoyed the show, but probably would have had more fun in a different environment. It was a festival put by a local brewery, and I generally don't do well in festivals. Plus I was trying to chase down some friends, so I missed a bit of the music.

Would I see em again? If Porter was there, I probably would. Without Porter? Nah.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Apr 19, 2011 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Anyone See RRE at the Sweetwater 420 fest?

Sorry to have missed Bill and 7 Walkers. I would have enjoyed hearing him. I was hoping to get back from my trip to hear Railroad Earth Sunday afternoon, but there was no way. I did manage to extend the weekend a day and kayak on the Chattahoochee Monday- a beautuful day in the South. Glad to have caught Further a couple of weeks ago, but I get not get caught up in it as much as others. Next time around we'll have to arrange a better Archive Forumite meet up. We talked about it but do not seem to have made it happen this time around.

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Apr 19, 2011 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did Anyone See RRE at the Sweetwater 420 fest?

Nah, I missed RRE. I'm not a festival person, and after Saturday I had enough of festivals to last me for several years :)

I'd still like to meet up with some of the Atlanta folks. I never saw the original band, so it'd be fun to hear war stories, and maybe trade a few CD's.

How many Atlanta area folks are there on this forum?

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Poster: buscameby Date: Apr 18, 2011 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, after seeing the 7 Walkers

When I saw his band a couple years back with Oteil he was doing covers too.

I have to think there's still som eanimosity between the left out members.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 18, 2011 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, after seeing the 7 Walkers

After seeing "The Dead" on Easter Sunday 2009, I decided that the survivor bands were overpriced could never approach the magic of the 2002 The Other Ones